- 125 g butter, softened
- 125 g white sugar (preferably caster sugar, but not essential)
- 220 g SR flour . Some recipes use plain flour and add a teaspoon of baking powder.
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger. I use two heaped teaspoons.
- 60 g butter, chopped
- 125 g icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger. More if you like it strong.
Heat oven to about 190°. Mix dry ingredients together and rub in butter. You can do this by hand or it works well in a food processor. Grease a slice tin and press the mix into the tin. Using the back of a dessertspoon helps in this. Cook till beginning to turn golden in colour, probably about 15 minutes depending on your oven.
As it cooks, prepare the icing. Put all ingredients into a small pan and warm over a low heat, stirring while butter melts and sugar dissolves.
When slice is cooked, allow it to cool just a couple of minutes and then pour icing over it. Don't let slice get cold. Tilt the tray to cover all the slice and then allow it to set.
Warning 1: If you like golden syrup as much as I do, don't try to increase the amount in the icing mix. Icing will not set but be gooey and sticky if you use too much syrup.
Warning 2:While this keeps well in a tin and is very nice with a cup of tea or coffee, it is also addictive. Or at least I find it so.